Who Is She


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Director and Research Professor
Hoda Rashad

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American University in Cairo
Social Research Center


PhD, Population Studies, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, 1977
MSc, Statistics, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, 1974
BSc, Statistics, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, 1971


Demographic Analysis
Development Studies
Evaluation of Impact of Health Interventions
Gender Issues
Reproductive Health

Work history

Director and Research Professor of the Social Research Center at the American University in Cairo, 1995-Present
Chief Technical Advisor, The United Nations, Manager of the Pan Arab Project for Child Development (PAPCHILD), 1993-1995
Associate, The Population Council, Regional Office for West Asia and North Africa, 1989-1993
Honorary office and memberships: 
Member, Social, Humanity, and Population Science Council, The Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research & Technology.
Member of the Task Force of the World Health Organization flagship report on the Health of the People of Africa.
Productions and works: 
“Research Practices, A Question of Values”. Knowledge on the Move: Emerging Agendas for Development-oriented Research (Henk Molenaar, Louk Box and Rutger Engelhard Eds). Leiden: International Development Publications, 2009.
"Closing the Gap in a Generation", a co-authored report of WHO Commission of Social Determinants of Health, 2008.
Family in the Middle East-Ideational Changes in Egypt, Iran and Tunisia. (co-authored) Routledge, London and New York. 2008.


Founding member of the Scientific Review Board of “Demographic Research". The first peer reviewed online journal of the population sciences published by Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany (1999-present).